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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2197–2199

Fluidic lens of floating oil using round-pot chamber based on electrowetting

Hyunhwan Choi and Yonghyub Won  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp. 2197-2199 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.002197


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Abstract

This study presents a liquid lens using electrowetting that employs an oil phase floating in between the conducting fluids. The lens shape has double-sided surfaces and operates with a bias of 0–60 V. The focal length of the lens, with an aperture size of 2 mm, is 5.8mm, and it is converted into an optical power of 172. The lens is sufficient to suppress the fluctuation of fluids due to the external vibration. An image seen through the lens clearly resolves the element better than 6.35LP/mm on USAF 1951 1×.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: March 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 24, 2013
Published: June 19, 2013

Citation
Hyunhwan Choi and Yonghyub Won, "Fluidic lens of floating oil using round-pot chamber based on electrowetting," Opt. Lett. 38, 2197-2199 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-13-2197


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